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>> violence erupted in his hometown. protesters tried to break into the city hall. knowemonstrators shan't for more see to step down. -- chant for morsi to step down. our guest says the government should have been prepared. >> we should not have been at this stage. the needless deaths were unnecessary, and the government was largely responsible for that. everyone knows tensions were incredibly high a in
anticipation of the verdict for the 2012 february rampage that left 70 people dead, and there were major protests in cairo on thursday by the supporters of the opposition team, so clearly the government should have been prepared for what occurred on saturday, and they were not, and that is criminally negligent, so we should not have high and deaths occur the day, and we should not have been the state we are in now, which is a state of emergency. i am skeptical there is going to be meaningful dialogue taking place. what many people have come to the conclusion that the calls for dialogue have been less than fully is sincere. it is not clear what kind of inclusion would take place as a measure of the -- as a result of
sie dialogue, so mr. mor has lost credibility. it is worth when separating the issues. the reaction to the verdict as well as the general slipped between -- general split between islamists and liberals in egypt, but i am quite serious dialogue and will reduce skeptical serious dialogue will take place. >> rebels have captured the airport at timbuktu. we get this update. >> i am standing on the tar mac at timbuktu airport.
there are a number of buildings. they have not searched knows yet. there is concern there could be who we drops are other kinds of devices. this is a major strategic game for the french and the mullions, the fact the they hold the airport. it is a staging point. >> the fight is playing out in several fronts. they reclaim the city. the next key target is timbuktu. >> boosted by news of their game and -- their gains in these, french troops pushed north. and wherever they go, it is the
same welcome. entire villages and towns lined the roadside. we came across a compound that had yet to -- that had been used by out--linked rebels. -- al qaeda-link rebels. they said they left in a hurry. >> they left some time ago. they also lead. >> we found no signs of a fight. it seems the rebels fled when they got word when the french were approaching. french units have been amassing. after traveling through there is now a pause. it is clear they are preparing to advance on this key rebel stronghold.
malian troops go first followed by french forces. they want to create the impression it is the malian government retaking towns and not a foreign government. they need to win the confidence of ordinary people. when the rebels took over in the north, the army simply ran away. french involvement changed everything. >> it has been difficult because we need a lot of logistical support. we need help with intelligence and communications. this is what we need to finish this operation. >> this group has a prisoner. they say he is the rubble. the army has been accused of score settling and executions. senior french officer fly to the
front line. they have come to give the troops a final briefing before the assault on the timbuktu. >> as the troops continued to make gains in mali, tens of thousands of people are escaping the fighting. a large number of people are going to refugee camps in mauritania. >> the refugee camp on the border. it is the biggest camp for refugees in the region. an additional 800 crossed the border daily according to the un secretary general. the latest arrivals. this is the first time they have felt safe in some time. >> we left when the fighting
began. we did not stop until we cross the border. but they're too tired and to worry too worried -- now they are too tired to worry about relatives back home. >> i do not know what happened to my family. i do not know if they died or if they came to the camp ahead of me. we are fleeing out of fear for our lives. death, nobody wants that. >> they are used to running around with their only source of livelihood. >> they are going north of the rebels. the refugees say they are being targeted because of race and ethnicity.
>> it does not do anything but killed unarmed people. they target people because of skin color. they do not care. >> they have little access to clean water when health care. they say they need help to provide accommodation and food for all the refugees. >> hundreds of people are still waiting to hear if their relatives are among the 230 people killed in a fire that swept through a night club in brazil. it happened in the university town saturday night. she cut short to analyze it -- her trip to latin american summit. gabriel reports. >> the frantic attempts to
rescue those inside. a police official said it was started by a fireworks display during a music performance. an official said most of the deaths were caused by a asphyxiation. he said many were trampled underfoot as they tried to escape. they cannot verify, but they were of loaded on youtube. -- uploaded on youtube. >> there is a mobilization of resources to take out the bodies, which is the main thing we can do for the victims' families at this point and also to treat the injured as soon as possible. >> police say many of the bodies were taken to the local gymnasium. >> there are many people on different floors of have not been identified. it is not a big number, but the people are desperate to know.
>> this is the worst tragedy to hit the area, and we have not seen an incident like this in recent memory in brazil. there will be an investigation to figure out how and why. local officials are still trying to figure out the number of dead and injured. this is a major university town. they said of to 2000 people were inside the club when the fire broke out. >> theresa joins us. people are still very shocked and angry, aren't they? >> that is correct. i am standing outside where the bodies were brought. you can see the amount of people working tonight.
the fire department, people have come from at least 300 kilometers away just to help volunteers. we have told the process remains. only one body could not be identified. apparently she is from outside the city. to my right there is a big building where the bodies are being brought in and they are already being put into coffins. the scenery is devastating. people are telling me they are devastated. they are angry. they are still trying to understand what happened. the president of brazil spoke to the relatives. she cried to them. people are still in shock. >> the president cut short her trip to chile. what else is the government doing?
>> right now the identification process, and when a very serious investigation will unfold about what went wrong. some reports have suggested the nightclub had one small door, and that was closed when the fire started. apparently, a security guard thought instead of a fire there was a fight, and they close the door for a while to prevent people leaving without paying. that is one thing that came out. many people died were between 16 years old and 20 years old. in order to be able to get inside the club. most of those who died died of poisoning from the result of the fire. this is only the beginning of the investigation, because people are demanding a lot of answers. >> thank you.
coming up in the program, we are with syria and opposition forces. we are at the courthouse where he is appealing the life sentence. another tibeday, another record. tens of thousands of people have marched through paris in support of the french government's plan to legalize gay marriage. the rally comes before a parliamentary debate on the proposed bill. the issue remains divisive.
>> they turned out in the thousands from all walks of life, from all parts of france. of gay noisy in support marriage. the olympian wants the right to marry and eventually to raise children here in france. >> it is important because i think it is time for people to be equal. i think it is time for francis since to be with the same rights -- for french citizens to be with the same rights and the same problems. >> this demonstration comes in response to a huge march held two weeks ago by opponents to the new law, and there is a sense from the supporters of gay marriage that the government needs a reminder, a reminder his election campaign was to deliver
gay marriage. the strength of opposition has taken many by surprise. the equal rights to adopt children have been divisive, but in paris on sunday, equal rights was the dominant theme. >> it is obvious to me as a straight man that all my friends who are gay have the same rights as i have to get married. >> this goes with the quality and the progressive movement. you cannot bring them together. >> gay marriage has exposed divisions between a conservative france with tradition and this, of france that sees itself as progressive, and where gay marriage is seen not so much as a threat to the old order but a correction to social justice.
the government of francois hollande shares that view. >> remarks from silvio berlusconi has angered jewish groups. the premier tried to defend some of the actions of berlusconi at a ceremony marking holocaust day. butaid miscellany was wrong t had been a good leader in other respects. a referendum in bulgaria show forces are in favor of building a new nuclear power plant, but the low turnout is likely to make it in fallon. -- invalid. the ruling party says it intends to block the project. 11 people have been killed and more than 30 injured after a coach crashed into a ravine in central portugal.
it skidded off the road. many of the passengers had to be cut from the wreckage. rescue services are blaming roadwork and bad weather for the accident. opposition fighters in damascus claim to have stormed the train station in a suburb. they have seized weapons from the st. -- from the area and also injured government troops. shelling continues in other suburbs of the capital. witnesses say they heard explosions. the rush of's president medvedev says the tenses -- barraso's president medvedev says many chances of staying in power -- russia's president medvedev says the chances of us of staying in power are getting slower. the humanitarian chief is in the country for talks with the syrian government. she is also visiting people who have been forced from their homes by the conflict.
there are approximately 2 million displaced in syria and at least 650,000 others who fled to neighboring countries. government forces are fighting to retake control of the largest prison. it hosts -- in house's political -- id house's political prisoners. we report from outside of the prison. >> on a hilltop just outside, day three of the battle for the central prison, and hundreds of prisoners are still trapped inside. fighters coordinated the initial assault with two other where gains. -- other brigades. the leaders of for them to head
for the stairs. we did not come to sit down, he shouts. government forces are quick to respond. the fighter jets are inside the compound. it causes panic. as the rebels gain control of each sector, the prisoners are freed, but they have to run the gauntlet with air attacks. inside, the rebels and find the bodies of prisoners. over 300 have been freed so far, but more than 350 are still inside the building. shelling and artillery fire have forced the rebels to retreat. his prison as of huge strategic importance. the rebels are hoping if they can take this position they can
be eventually move in. they tell us another reason they are fighting so hard. >> there are political prisoners. they know what the regime is about. if the political prisoners were freed they would bring power to the regime. >> fay did not expect to survive. >> we thought they were going to kill us. we broke down the doors so the guards threw grenades at us. one man was murdered. >> it was really bad inside the prison. if someone said someone was against the regime, they would torture him and put him in isolation. they stopped giving food, water, and medicine.
it was the worst treatment. >> the rebels will take them to be tried in the court under islamic law. >> a group of u.n. diplomats has gone to yemen to tell leaders to solve their differences. they said the security council will not tolerate an attempt to sabotage the reconciliation process. they are struggling to get all sides to agree to the constitution. around 1000 iranian workers have been demonstrating outside the south korean embassy. the group is demanding the return of $17 million by a south korean company. the group says south korea
blocked the return of the money after a failed bid to buy an electronics firm. >> it has been a few years since $17 million was locked in korea. considering the economic situation, losing money means our product lines are running below capacity. if the situation goes on like this, the workers will be losing more than anyone else. >> the court has heard an appeal to overturn a life sentence. he was found guilty of insulting. >> mohammed was in court on sunday, hoping to get his life sentence overturned. he has been in prison for over a year. his lawyer says he is hopeful he will be cleared of any crime. >> it is clear there is no case
are not all. there is not one evidence he said it. he only said it at his apartment in egypt where he was a student of literature. >> the column was recited in front of seven or eight people. , was arrested last november. one group calls it a grossly unfair trial, which violates the rights. the constitution guarantees freedom of expression in accordance with the law, but insulting carries a five-year prison sentence. the government says it has allowed rights groups to visit in jail. he says his uncle has been wrongfully accused. >> he is in prison, but he is
not a drug dealer or a killer. we will await the verdict next month. we trust he will be released. >> the final verdict is expected on the 25th of february. if the sentence is upheld his lawyer says he will appeal to the supreme court as a last resort. still to come, the best of british. how heat from our cities could be causing warmer winters thousands of kilometers away. the first man to win three consecutive australian open titles.
by fellow, and welcome back. here in japan we have seen a lot of snow. things are going to be improving. the only park in japan you can see this area of snow right there. as we get to tuesday we think it will make its way to the pacific. about 8 degrees out here. a lot warmer conditions. we are going to see about 5 degrees. we are going to see clouds across the central part of the continent. a high temperature of about 30 degrees. we are going to see 18 degrees, slightly cooler than average. we do not think it is going to change much. most of the rain is to the indian ocean. it is going to get around 32 degrees. who will show you what we can expect to see over the next couple days. into the no. we are going to see the wind come into play,
affecting saudi arabia into iraq. the rain is going to be heavy. we could be seeing flooding as well. in go hot 27 degrees, and as we go to tuesday and -- in doha 27 degrees, and as we go to tuesday, 26. >> welcome back to the news hour. the top stories, the egyptian president morsi has declared a 30-day state of emergency.
has gone tosident meet victims' relatives and some of the injured from saturday's nightclub fire. over 230 people were killed and many more injured. an investigation has begun. french and mullion troops have captured timbuktu from rebels -- and malian troops have captured timbuktu from rubblebels. african leaders meeting in ethiopia accused of doing too little, too late. >> stinging criticism of african leaders came from no less a figure than the african union's own outgoing chairman. he told delegates the deployment of peacekeepers had taken far too long. >> how could it be when faced
with the danger that threatens its foundations, africa, although it had the means to defend itself, continues to wait? >> as leaders made their way between meetings, it the merged they have arrived and will be stationed in the recently recaptured town, a clear sign of protest the president of senegal told me. >> we have to organize people. >> where are you going to get the money to pay for all this thurman -- to pay for all this? , but wee not so rich commo can have talks. we cannot go further. >> others warn that conflicts in africa are interlinked. protests in molly could lead to problems elsewhere.
-- in mali lead to problems elsewhere. >> the issue of extremism, it is a network. we have groups that indicates there was a link between al- shabaab and nigeria. very far away from the indian ocean to the pacific ocean. i am sure there is a link. >> the funding of the deployment will be revisited on tuesday, when the international community asks for money, but the bill appears to be going up by the day. they were talking about 3300 african peacekeepers. now the word is that the total is more likely to be nearer 6000.
>> police in the dominican republic have used tear gas to break up scuffles. the former president tried to takeover opposition party headquarters. gunshots were heard. six were badly injured. the riot squad was called in to bring the crowd under control and secure party headquarters. almost 11 million illegal immigrants in the u.s. could be closer to becoming citizens. planned changes to immigration controls are part of obama's second term. they have been working for weeks on a proposal to reform legislation. >> president obama is traveling to las vegas, nev., on tuesday to outline proposals on immigration reform. he follows with more than 70% of
the hispanic community helsing and asians and africans and -- helping and asians and african- americans. mitt romney policies would have led to self deportation. on tuesday look for president obama to outline of half way to citizenship for more than a 11 million undocumented workers. there will be a framework for people to pay back taxes, taxes they could not pay before. there are signs of political bipartisanship on this issue. here is the leading republican senator speaking on sunday. >> what has changed is there is an appreciation on both sides of the idle, including on the republican side of the aisle that we have to enact a comprehensive reform bill.
>> here is the leading democratic senator, who is giving a nonsuit now a leading republican -- a nod to the leading republican and the idea of border control. >> we are trying to get immigration reform. i am cautiously up a mistake -- optimistic. i have seen things that were once off the table for discussion being on the table for a pathway for word. there will be enhancement of the board of security with more border patrol. >> there are no guarantees politicians will be able to get this done. it is not a new issue. look for the debate on tiger border patrol -- tighter border controls.
even in these economic times there is still plenty of work for undocumented workers to do things like waiting tables and gardening. >> immigrants hoping for a tradition -- friess citizenship will have to pass a new test. -- new immigrants hoping for british citizenship will have to pass a new test. they will be given questions on british culture. >> this is about cultural icons like the beatles, olympians like jessica anas, historical figures like nelson, the ben, the queen. it is about shakespeare and the sense of british and values. each applicant will have to enter 24 questions based on the content of the guide book. questions include which prehistoric monuments still stands in your church.
the -- york shier. ps3 stonehenge. at what age can you serve at a jury. the answer is 18. which monument is in trafalgar square? the answer is lord nelson. historic and military successes are highlighted. there is political influence as well. they described the former conservative thatcher as a divisive figure. with conservatives in charge in the u.k., the new edition described her as an important economic reformer. this focuses on values and principles of a heart of being british. with relative simplicity of the new test, it comes after a year
in which the government has increased obstacles for those wishing to settle in britain. 185,000 people were granted citizenship last year, 3% of from the past 12 months. >> heat rising from a big cities may be warming up winters tens of thousands of kilometers away. we thought he stayed close to urban sprawls. now it is this suggested it travels 800 meters upwards. the jet stream causes some parts of the planet to be warmer than usual, but in europe and the pacific northwest, temperatures could be cooler. the lead scientist joins us from san diego. welcome to the program. please tell us what the study reveals.
>> siberia and eurasia and part of canada, it gets warmer than what we saw in the past from the computer model. >>. one degree warmer, or did you say one degree warmer. that does not sound like much, does it? >> it does not sound much, but this is averaged over many years. in that sense it is very significant. >> what does this mean for the global climate in the long run? >> we actually looked at this, and in terms of global temperature it does not change much. globally it is not significant,
but the point is on the original continental scale, they are significant. somewhere in the fall is slightly colder in north america, so they have changed the seasonality of the weather. >> you use computer models for the study. how accurately can you predict climate change, which is so unpredictable? >> let me point this out. computer models have deficiencies. we know that. many models in the past have been ever -- have been able to simulate the temperatures. we have been able to determine
climate change. >> what do you say to skeptics who say climate change has happened naturally before and that human activities cannot be blamed for it? >> in the past year, a temperature changes. however, what we see is unpredictable. in the past 50 years or so and in recent changes, the increase in temperatures is substantial and much faster than we have seen before. i sing global warming is a real thing. >> thank you for speaking with us. >> police and security guards in the philippines have been the victims of a deadly ambush. nine people were killed and seven others badly wounded when a group of 20 gunmen opened fire on a security truck.
the attackers are believed to be part of a rebel group. a dramatic rescue in australia where a mother and her baby narrowly avoided being sucked away by floods. two women and the child were trapped in a vehicle, but a rescue helicopter came to their aid. hundreds of homes have been flooded. meanwhile, of floods in mozambique have displays more than 100,000 people. the u.n. says 40,000 people have been killed since the banks shoppers. one of the worst affected areas in the south of the country. >> soldiers take the boat out early in the morning. they make sure the route is safe before the rescue these people stranded on the other side of the river. roads and bridges have been destroyed after heavy rain and
flooding. communities have been cut off. we lost everything. our animals, houses, and property. it has been terrible. we have to climb trees to escape the water. five people have died. the cost of the damage is not yet known. people grow tomatoes and rice. this is one of the town's most affected by flooding. she and her children have been living on the side of the road for days. >> we are drinking water from the river, which is 30. food is running out. we were eating farm animals that die in the water. >> some families have moved into
the classrooms. they say they have nowhere else to go. officials are struggling to reach everyone. it will be harder to use the votes to help people. our work is going to be more difficult. >> there are only two boats on this side of the river, and it is not determine how many more need help. >> pride and prejudice 200 years on. coming up, we look on how the jane austen glasser has stood the test of time. the premier league team is out, after the break.
>> welcome back. with all the latest sports news, here is i.n.d.. here is andy. >> he scored 11 consecutive games. it is the first time it was done in spain. they are consolidating their position of the top of the table. he takes the tally to 33. the overall total is 202 out of 25. he is the youngest to break the 200 barrier. he makes the market of 300 club
goals. he took the total to 21, and he will come face to face on wednesday. they are getting ready to meet. they are 15 points behind in the league. more data sets in the english cup. liverpool and talking and have both been knocked out. chelsea narrowly avoided joining them. >> the shocks keep coming. the latest to tumble out of the tournament. first michael brown with premier quality goals. clint headed assigned a glimmer of hope. some of the fans have apprehension on their faces.
they show no signs of panic. it went unrewarded. which shows to menaces -- minutes. matt smith with a close range goal. it was smith again. he made it 3-1. 10 minutes from time, they finished 3-2. the defending cup championship chelsea narrowly avoided being eliminated by frankfurt. it was not until the second half. the premier li was stunned when
forrester sought the penalty box. two-two, the final score. >> here is the fifth round draw. another home tie against liverpool. this time it will be overturned. -- everton. those teams are coming up on the 16th and 17th of february. they have dropped. on saturday. they took full advantage. two-one, the final score. host south africa through to the quarterfinals of the africa, of
nations. now they get the. they needed to advance. also finishing second, they beat and: 2-1. -- beat angola, 2-1. they will stay in durban for the quarter finals. >> we will have to trust each other. we have to believe in the next player and coach and be one group. we have done that. we are supporting the -- supporting everyone. that was evident. >> the ivory coast capt. could be on his way to turkey by the end of the tournament. the 34-year-old have been in china for just seven months. djokovic has made history by
becoming the first man in the arab to win three consecutive singles titles, beating and the race to claim and now his grand slam title. >> heading into the final, djokovic was lucky to become the first man since crawford who win three consecutive titles down under. a rematch of last year's open final. mary claimed the first set on a tie-breaker. djokovic would take a break, and it was not until the quarter but there was a break. he then went to serve 2 cents to one. -- two sets to one. djokovic went on to earn his
third consecutive title in three hours 40 minutes. >> it is incredible winning this trophy once more down, and it is definitely my favored grand slam. i love this court. >> i was getting quite a few, and i could not capitalize on my chances. that was the disappointing part. >> it is his fourth major in australia and his sixth overall. >> monday seized a higher profile trial. he is accused of doping cyclists. the case is finally coming to court. they claimed some of the seized
items have links to football players and tennis players. >> this marked 200 years since elizabeth bennet and mr. darcy first found love. i am talking about pride and prejudice. over 20 million copies have been sold. it has been updated into many different languages. >> jane austen was so proud of the novel. it took 16 years for the book she's started when she was barely out of her teens to reach brin. -- print. the writer was still anonymous, listed as the author of sense and sensibility. it claims the line, it is a truth universally acknowledged
that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. a whole new audience has been one with film and tv dramatizations, including spinoffs and cross-cultural interpretations. the book was already established as a classic of sparkling wit and a rich psychological observation. pride and prejudice has been transferred into a multitud n n e of different languages. >> human life is there. you will recognize the characters. you know people like these people. she is a tremendously funny writer. >> the house where she lived during the last years of her short life is now a museum.
she started as a cleaner 20 years ago. now she runs the place. it is still being read and around the world. what do you thinks jane austen would have thought? >> she was quite a modest woman, but she would have been proud to think this book is in so many different languages. >> the rocky road to love finds new readers every year. it may be 200 years old, but it is still doing relatively well. >> before we go, here is a recap of our top stories. the egyptian president morsi has declared a 30-day state of emergency. at least 50 people have been killed in rioting and hundreds injured. injured.